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plan, the ban on assault weapons. that ended this week after harry reid dropped the ban from any legislation. so, jim, you didn't get a lot of coverage on that in the media. >> well, on cnn on thursday, you got a certain amount of oh, hand wringing, it's so terrible. the end of everything in terms of this issue. and you're struck by the contrast that news thursday was covered and the flip for the president in last year. talks about mental health parents, educators and the pl panoply of things you might do. and so adam lanza the killer there, and sort of fallen out of the picture and the things have become gone control. the at media is so focused, john holmes, right about a the lot of things, converted to islam, and in terms of what was going on with him. the only thing they want, define as justice for newtown is gun control up or down. >> jon: we'll get to you in a second, judy. ron fournier wrote the ban on assault weapons sponsored by dianne feinstein of california died tuesday with barely a whisper from the media or the white house. black bunting should have hung from every wi
angry at harry reid tonight for killing the assault weapons ban in the package of legislation that was voted out of the judiciary committee. the judiciary committee's legislation on gun safety includes universal background checks, among other things. an assault weapons ban was also in there. the vote in the committee on the assault weapons ban was straight party line, ten democrats in favor, eight republicans opposed. but unfortunately, the judiciary committee does not reflect the politics of the senate as a whole. the judiciary committee, like some other committees, is a bit more liberal than the full senate. those committees can sometimes pass bills that cannot pass the senate. it is not unusual for the majority leader of the senate, whether he's a republican or a democrat, to slightly rewrite committee past bills before introducing them to the full senate. the majority leader's rewrites and edits have one guiding principle in mind, attracting the votes needed for passage. committee chairmen have to do exactly the same thing to get bills through their committees. the questio
news. i'm told reliably that senator harry reid will move a bill starting tonight and it would have background checks in the base component of it, which means it won't be offered as an amendment. in addition to this, harry reid is going to do the assault weapons ban and the second is the ban on high-capacity magazines. you saw weapons ban faces a much more uphill battle than the one of the high capacity magazines but you have to guess at this moment and anything that passes the senate would then have to go over to the house and we're not sure what john boehner would do at this point in time. yesterday he indicated that he doesn't want to expend any new laws. that could trip up all of the reform. >> let me ask you, cynthia, about the politicians and passions about this. they were very hot, 90% for a better set of background checks. in fact, everything comes out with a majority. will it be brought to bear as the senate votes after easter? >> chris, i certainly hope so. i'm so glad that you are advising people to get in contact with their members of congress and members of senate. let
is this with fundraising? fundamental rights or harry reid's unique brand of democratic leadership? let's spin. >> i hope it is about harry reid. >> it is about harry reid. the president did something very important in the state of the union which is really one of the most important addresses he will give in his second term. the first big policy address to congress, obviously after re-election. he said they deserve a vote. he didn't say it about one part or only background checks. he went through and put his moral fiber on the line and that they deserve a vote for each proposal. that was the president's words. i think what we're seeing is a pretty important fissure where now harry reid, either doesn't care that much about this issue from the person of comprehensive gun regulation and floor votes, or because he is stuck dealing with this very unruly caucus. either way, he has broken away from the idea we'll have a vote on everything whether or not we lose. now he is saying, you know what? this thing, maybe it is an amendment. maybe it gets in but i don't really care. when you contrast that to over 900 peo
exercise explosion. now outrage over senator harry reid's remarks. it sounds very political. >> our marines were training in hawthorne. with the sequester it is going to cut this stuff back. >>alisyn: did he connect the tragedy to the sequester? marines are reacting. >>steve: white house tours are canceled for all of us, and pink slips are out and the sequester has everybody scared except the white house. their budget for a st. patrick's party untouched, and wait until you see who was inviteed to that party last night that you weren't invited to. >>brian: we're irish. we would have qualified. a proud dad posted this picture of his son who passed a hunter safety course. next thing you know cops are raiding his home demanding to see his gun. that boy, his dad, live at the top of the hour. "fox & friends" starts now. ♪ >>alisyn: almost freezing today at 6:01. >>steve: within the next hour we're going to flip over to spring officially. the vernal equinox before 7:00 eastern time here in new york city where it is 33 degrees in the canyon of concrete. >>alisyn: at some point the earth has to sp
leader harry reid has decided to remove the assault weapons ban from a larger reform package. it will, instead, be voted on as an amendment. nbc's mike viqueira joins us live now. mike, what happened? why did the majority leader decide that 157 different models of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines did not deserve to be a part of a broader bill to ensure that tragedies like that in aurora, in newtown, connecticut, never happen again? what's happened? >> reporter: well, you know, harry reid was faced with a very fundamental question, martin. he could put on what is essentially an unpopular measure, dianne feinstein notwithstanding, and that's a renewal of the assault weapons ban. he could put it on that base bill and have it bring down the entire bill. under that circumstances, by harry reid's estimation, it has fewer, martin, fewer than 40 votes in support in the united states senate. you can't blame it all on ted cruz and his compatriots on the republican side. there are several democrats who don't favor a renewal of the assault weapons ban. you need 60 votes. harry reid tol
reform. president obama's initiative to reduce violence in america has been severely weakened. harry reid has announced the most controversial and ambitious part of the president's proposal a ban on assault weapons will not make the final cut when he brings the bill up for debate. >> but, right now, her amendment using the most optimistic numbers has less than 40 votes. that's not 60. i have to get something on the floor so we can have votes on that issue and the other issues i talked about and what i'm going to try to do. i'm not going to try to put something on the floor that won't succeed. i want something that will succeed. >> senator dianne feinstein who sponsored the ban was clearly irritated. the california democrat told reporters, obviously, i'm disappointed. i tried my best but my best i guess was not good enough. you'd think congress would listen but they clearly listened to the national rifle association and they do. the ban would have outlawed it nearly 160 semiautomatic weapons and limited the size of magazines to ten rounds. and in today's "daily news" a removal of the assau
feinstein says that harry reid has betrayed her over the issue of an assault weapons ban. now the new york city mayor bloomberg is taking his case for gun control nationwide. how and why he is trying to influence the debate. this adorable guy is the face of the united states marine corps. but there is a changing of the guard in the works. that's next. ♪ looking for a litter with natural ingredients that helps neutralize odors. discover tidy cats pure nature. uniquely formulated with cedar, pine, and corn. love your passat! um. listen, gary. i bought the last one. nice try. says right here you can get one for $199 a month. you can't believe the lame-stream media, gary. they're all gone. maybe i'll get one. [ male announcer ] now everyone's going to want one. you can't have the same car as me, gary! i'm gettin' one. nope! [ male announcer ] volkswagen springtoberfest is here and there's no better time to get a passat. that's the power of german engineering. right now lease one of four volkswagen models for under $200 a month. visit vwdealer.com today. i had[ designer ]eelingnth. enough of
. >> shepard: the majority leader harry reid says the senate will include expanded background checks for almost all gun sales. he says the assault weapons ban does not have enough votes to pass. lots of republicans oppose the ban and background checks saying they will punish only law abiding gun owners. new york state is changing its new assault weapons ban before it even takes effect. that law bans magazines that hold more than seven rounds of ammunition. the problem is seven round magazines don't exist. starting next month you will still be able to buy 10 round magazines in new york state. it will be illegal to load more than seven rounds at a time. no word on how they will enforce that hours ago in the ancient and holy stipulate of jerusalem president obama stood before the israeli people and made a strong and direct peace. he called for two state solution. told the israelis to put themselves in the palestinians who want to land a call of their own. he says if the israelis want peace they must not only demand of their politicians but work towards it themselves. the president spoke after a tr
for obamacare. >> greta: i have the whole list of senators that suddenly don't want this bill. harry reid, 228 companies in his state. then his lieutenant senator dick durbin. what i find appalling, maybe if they read the bill they shoved the bill and said to vote for it. slid after the bill is passed and people do look at it, suddenly these rich corporations it's the idea that these special interests now get a special deal and the whole idea where everyone paid and shared the cost. >> obviously all republicans opposed obamacare anyway. a lot of the democrats did say they didn't like it back during the debate. >> greta: but they voted for it? >> republicans filibustered the bill so it required 60 votes to pass the senate. there were 60 democrats in a senate for a brief period of time in 2009 and 2010. that is when they passed it. they needed all of the votes. the senators had to swallow any problems or reservations they had go ahead and vote for obamacare and try to fix it later. it went into effect january 1st. as late as last december they were trying in some way to delay its going into effe
diane feinstein is going after assault weapons, but she's not going to get what she wants. as harry reid said, i'm looking at the reality of the thing. assault weapons ban will not pass. i will not bring it up. your thoughts? >> well, political reality has smacked even harry reid across the face here and it's going to be rather difficult, but i imagine that diane feinstein will find some way of partisan yoga to blame republicans for this instead of her senate majority leader. but she has doubled and tripled down now and she's talking about introducing the very kind of ammunition magazine ban that was just passed here in colorado. so they're not giving up. she hasn't over the last several decades. i think a what we're going to see is an even more hysterical campaign by the gun grabbers, by the michael bloombergs of the world, and the sarah brady campaign to demonize not harry reid. they're not going to be protesting at his office, but to marginalize the nra and second amendment supporters in this battle. >> steve: you're out in colorado and a couple of days ago we heard from a colorado sh
leader harry reid there, the senate's all-night vote a rama finally ended at 4:33 a.m. that takes us into the political playground. >>> ashley judd may have dropped a hint about the senate run for kentucky, dropped this friday. according to a cincinnati tv station, judd said her mother, country star naomi judd, cannot wait to turn her garage into campaign headquarters. >>> on bravo's "inside the actor studio," tina fey reviving her famed sarah palin impression. >> you know, jimmy, i believe that if everybody had guns, then there would be fewer guns in the stores. >>> and florida might spurn favorite sons, senator marco rubio and former governor jeb bush for none other than hillary clinton in 2016. a quinnipiac university poll the other day found floridians would support the former secretary of state and first lady 52-42% over senator rubio and 51-40% over former governor bush. hmm. >>> overwhelming american support for gun background checks. so, why is that not translating into overwhelming support on capitol hill? i'll talk to congressman jim hines next. >>> and great balls of fire.
, it's something i'm curious about. you know harry reid pretty well. comes from your state. how much longer do you think he's going to stick around as the majority leader in the senate? >> hasn't indicated to me one way or another. my opinion of harry, he's going to stick around as long as the electorate wil keep him there. he already indicated he wants to run in the next election a couple years from now. harry is a fighter. that's just his nature. he enjoys what he's doing. >> could you also quickly weigh in on the fight going on in new jersey? the lawsuit against new jersey trying to legalize sports betting and join nevada in that ranks. what do you think? >> well, of course, we in nevada prefer monopolies when we're the beneficiaries of monopolies. >> we all do. we all do. >> i think the nfl and ncaa would agree with you. >> yes. that's, of course, whbeen one o the limitations we have to experience by having sports betting, mayor sports franchises and ncaa tournaments stay away from us because of sports betting. new jersey would have that if they were successful in obtaining sport
getting this? when congress returns from its recess on april 8th. democratic senator harry reid will move forward with the gun control bill. it will not call for assault weapons ban. it wants universal background checks for gun buyers. now, that can be debated. there are legitimate pros and cons about it let's do that. let's have the debate. long past time for american politicians will to be called out. we don't need it. complicated problems to solve. deal with the facts. congressman rangel knows millions of children have not been killed by assault weapons in this country. another far left zealot congressman maxine watters well knows that 170,000 jobs will not be lost because of the sequester. despite her assertion. want to win the debate? wise up. be honest. that's the memo. now for the top story tonight. my newspaper column this week is based on what i reported here on the factor earlier this week about the professional caucus. that group wants the following raise income tax rate for billionaires to 49%. to eliminate many tax deductions for high wage earners in america. to tax investmen
majority leader harry reid said that legislation would likely be debated next month that will include tougher laws and stiffer sentences for gun trafficking and increased school safety grants. a ban on assault-style weapons was dropped from the bill. >> a relationship dispute could be to blame for a deadly marine base triple shooting. the tragedy happened last week in virginia -- both the shooter, and one of the two people murdered are from the bay area. governemnt officials say sergeant eusebio lopez is accused of shooting to death corporal jacob wooley, from massechusetts. as well as lance corporal sara castromata, a 19-year-old from oakley. lopez joined the marines seven years ago. serving in both the afghanistan and iraq wars. he was heavily decorated.earning 11 awards. he was promoted to sergeant in 2011 and was a tactics instructor, specializing as a machine gunner at the officer candidate school. a relationship dispute could be to blame for a deadly marine base triple shooting. the tragedy happened this week in virginia -- both the shooter, and one of the two people murdered ar
control advocates, as senate majority leader and harry reid says the ban on assault weapons will not be part of the gun control package he is really to the senate floor for debate. he says there's is not enough support. california senator dianne feinstein who wrote the bill, says she's been promised about implants introduce the assault weapons portion of the bill as an amendment. >> this is important me, i will not laid out and play dead. i think the american people have said in every single public poll that they support this kind of legislation. it is and to protect children, schools, and malls. it is aimed to dry up the supply. >> that are the measure is in limbo and it is likely that the senate will vote on three other measure. a ban on all high-capacity ammo clips, a call for universal background checks and sent the for penalties for gun travel trafficking. >> california lawmakers are pushing for harsher punishments for people convicted of making false police reports. these calls are also known as wadding. the term is used to describe a situation where police or other fi
for the by the senate majority leader harry reid. the nra also filed a federal suit thirsted disputing the constitutionality of the governor andrew cuomo's safe act. the said act is a sweeping gun control bill that cuomo signed into law in january. >> thousands of government workers can expect temporary furloughs over the next six months. the house voted yesterday to keep the government running for the next six months, but left in place $85 billion in spending cuts to the pentagon and domestic programs. the spending authorization is on his way to the white house for president obama signature. >> the new spending bill passed by congress continues the requirement for six they mail delivery. but some lawmake in post officlawmakers and postal officials say that the plan is to cut saturday service that it should proceed. last month the postal service said it was which in august to a 5 day service for first-class mail but they continued the six daypack is delivered. they argue that they will still have to deliver over six days, but the difference is that not all the mail will be delivered on
: earlier this week, senate majority leader harry reid said an assault weapons ban didn't have enough support to pass the senate and would not be part of a larger gun control law. it still may be voted on as >> on day two of his middle east tour, president obama took on the deadlock in the israeli-palestinian peace process. he spent time with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and palestinian president mahmoud abbas. president obama is calling for direct talks between the two parties and sharing a vision for a peaceful future. two rockets launched from gaza hit southern israel thursday. the same day as president obama's visit to the west bank to talk about the stalled israeli-palestinian peace process. >> we cannot give up on the search for peace, no matter how hard it is. >> reporter: following earlier meetings with israeli leaders, he met with the president of the palestinian authority, mahmoud abbas. to discuss key sticking points in the peace process..including jewish settlements in the west bank. president obama stressed the need to achieve sovereignty for palestinians and
. you saw harry reid drop out of the bill and added it back into the amendment. >> alex sorenson, christina, thank you both. good to see you both. >> thank you. >>> secretary of state john kerry made an unexpected stop in baghdad and asked al maliki to stop using. >> senator george mitchell has served as an enjoy voy to the me east. it's half past the hour. >>> here at home, we know someone won more than $330 million in the powerball drawing yesterday. we just don't know who. le so far the lucky winner is keeping their identity secret. the ticket was bought in new jersey. powerballs played across 42 states, d.c. and the u.s. virgin islands. >>> let's go now to weather and talk about an unseasonable mess. snowstorm moving across the country, causing travel havoc like this in the rockies and burying some areas in a foot of snow. live in st. louis, missouri, with more on the storm, i'm sorry to make you stand out there in this live shot. this is terrible at the end of march. >> it is, alex. you know, i think a lot of people would agree with you, they've put away their shovels and wi
how to count. incredible. >>anna: 6:34. to your news headline. senate majority leader harry reid con conceding duet on the democrats -- con seethe defeat on the democrats plan on assault weapons. many lawmakers and gun rights advocates plan to fight those regulations claiming provisions violate their constitutional right to bear arms. >>brian: he spent 23 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. this holocaust survivor and rabbi walking out of a prison -- walking out of prison in new york yesterday after a judge overturned his 1990 conviction for a botched robbery. it turns out there was no physical evidence against him. just flawed witness testimony. >> i said in the beginning i have nothing to do with this case. if he's interested, there will be so much paper work as you'd like to read on this case and make your own decision. >>brian: unfortunately prosecutors say justice may never be served. the only other suspect in the case is dead. >>steve: soon drug-sniffing dogs won't be able to smell marijuana due to the recent legalization of recreational pot, many state police dogs
death of the assault weapons ban. it's harry reid conceding it can't be part of the main bill. they're trying to focus on what is doable. what can they get done in april? and what they think can get done would be universal background checks, including for private transactions. if i was going to sell you a gun that doesn't have to be any sort of background check on that under a bill being knocked around in the senate, you would have to have some validation there before that purchase could be made. and that's the sticking point right now. that's a far cry from what democrats were talking about two or three months ago. that's a pretty small, narrow provision in the scope of all the big gun controls that democrats wanted to push in the beginning. >> that said, david, ignatius, if a bill passes that even allows the individual transfer without background checks, that would close the gun loophole, also stop something that needs to be stopped, and that is the purchasing of weapons online. that's a significant -- >> for gun control folks. it would just be a shame from my standpoint if in the
by democrats, and harry reid is not going to move anything forward. but senator graham says what he'll do is hold up any nominations and wreak havoc. over on the house side, frank wolf, a republican congressman from the commonwealth of virginia, says he has 60 signatures on a document to install a select committee, which will be great because then the select committee would look into what happened. john bolton, who used to be our ambassador to the united nations, says something is not right here. listen. >> i think the entire way the administration has handled the benghazi affair has been abnormal and i think it's particularly strange that the people who were there when the attack took place were not made available to congress or others interested in finding out what actually happened that day. part of the administration's problem here is that many people think they engaged in a coverup, that they made up the story about the demonstration because they didn't want to reveal that terrorist groups were prevalent in and around benghazi. i think the way to get to the bottom of the issue one wa
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